James Bond movies listed by release date

JAMES Bond has been delighting fans for almost 60 years now.

We’ve put together the full chronological list of Bond movies so you know what order to binge watch them in. Why not ? You only live twice.


Sean Connery and Ursula Andress in Dr. NoCredit: Alamy

Dr. No (1962)

Dr No is the very first Bond film, based on Ian Fleming’s book of the same name.

It features Sean Connery in the iconic role.

James Bond is sent to Jamaica to investigate the disappearance of another British agent.

He finds the underground base of Dr. No, who is plotting to disrupt an American space launch with a radio beam weapon.

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From Russia with Love (1963)

It was the second Bond film with Connery as his agent.

Seeking revenge on 007 for defeating their agent Dr. No, the international criminal organization Specter assigns Irish assassin Donald “Red” Grant to kill him.

The sequel had a much bigger budget than Dr No, which can be seen in its range of exotic filming locations.

Golden Finger (1964)

Goldfinger is arguably Bond’s most iconic theme song, sung by legend Shirley Bassey.

After destroying a drug lab in Latin America, Connery’s Bond travels to Miami for a vacation.

He receives instructions from M to observe bullion dealer Auric Goldfinger and his servant Oddball.

Thunderbolt (1965)

Connery returns as James, who must save the world from one-eyed evil mastermind Emilio Largo.

The terrorist group Specter hijacks two warheads from a NATO aircraft.

They then threaten widespread nuclear destruction with the aim of extorting 100 million pounds.

You Only Live Twice (1967)

Bond – played for the fifth time by Connery – is sent to investigate NASA’s hijacked spacecraft, Jupiter 16.

The Americans believe that the Russians are involved in the hijacking.

But the British think the Japanese are somehow behind it all.

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)

George Lazenby played the iconic role in On Her Majesty's Secret Service


George Lazenby played the iconic role in On Her Majesty’s Secret ServiceCredit: Rex Features

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, that was the one and only time George Lazenby was Bond.

Bond and Tracy Di Vicenzo team up to defeat Specter in the Swiss Alps.

Blofeld is planning a germ warfare plot that could kill millions.

Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

Connery returned to his role as Bond after refusing to star in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

Bond infiltrates a diamond smuggling ring in Las Vegas.

His mission is to foil a plot to target Washington with a laser in space.

Live and Let Die (1973)

Roger Moore takes on the role of Agent 007 for Live And Let Die.

Bond investigates the murders of three other agents.

James has a bounty on him and must fight many trained assassins as he closes in on the powerful Kananga, who is making his fortune selling heroin.

The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

The Man with the Golden Gun is the ninth James Bond film.


The Man with the Golden Gun is the ninth James Bond film.Credit: Alamy

The man with the golden gun sees Roger as 007.

Bond searches for a stolen invention that can turn the sun’s heat into a destructive weapon.

He crosses paths with contract killer Francisco Scaramanga, whose weapon of choice is a golden pistol.

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

In a globe-trotting mission that sees him ski to the edge of cliffs and drive a car underwater, British super-spy Bond joins forces with sexy Russian agent Anya Amasova.

They must defeat megalomaniacal shipping magnate Karl Stromberg, who threatens to destroy New York with nuclear weapons.

Bond’s deadliest adversary in this case is Stromberg’s henchman, Jaws, a seven-foot giant with terrifying steel teeth.

Moon Maker (1979)

The eleventh Bond episode takes the agent to Venice, Rio De Janeiro and outer space.

Bond investigates the hijacking of an American space shuttle.

He soon clashes with Hugo Drax, an industrialist who is plotting to destroy all human life on earth.

For Your Eyes Only (1981)

Roger is back as Bond for the fifth time.

The spy is sent to retrieve a strategic communications device before it ends up in Russian hands.

The secret device that controls Britain’s Polaris submarines goes missing after the spy ship carrying it sinks.

Octopus (1983)

Once again Moore plays Bond as he is tasked with solving the murder of Agent 009.

This is after he was found killed in East Germany holding a fake Fabergé egg.

The trail leads to India, where an enigmatic woman operates a smuggling ring under the guise of a traveling circus.

A View of a Murder (1985)

After recovering a microchip from the body of a deceased colleague in Russia, Bond discovers the technology has the potential to kill.

Continuing his search, Bond is led to Max Zorin, the head of Zorin Industries and his bodyguard May Day.

This is Roger’s last film as 007.

The Living Daylights (1987)

Timothy Dalton takes on the iconic role of The Living Daylights


Timothy Dalton takes on the iconic role of The Living DaylightsCredit: Rex Features

Timothy Dalton takes on the iconic role of The Living Daylights

Bond helps KGB officer Georgi Koskov get out of Russia.

During his debriefing, Koskov reveals that a policy of murdering defectors has been put in place.

As Bond explores this threat, a counterplot surfaces involving a sleazy American arms dealer.

License to Kill (1989)

In this movie, 007 disobeys his orders and goes on a mission of revenge when his best friend’s wife is killed by a drug lord.

A CIA pilot takes him to Sanchez’s South American headquarters where, disguised as a hitman, Bond is hired by the evil drug dealer.

It was Timothy’s last film as Bond.

Golden Eye (1995)

GoldenEye is Pierce Brosnan’s first Bond film.

When a powerful satellite system falls into the hands of Alec Trevelyan, aka Agent 006, a former ally turned enemy, only Bond can save the world from a weapon that could destroy the earth.

As Bond takes on his former compatriot, he also battles Trevelyan’s stunning ally, Xenia Onatopp, an assassin who uses pleasure as her ultimate weapon.

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

Bond must stop Elliot Carver before war breaks out between China and the West


Bond must stop Elliot Carver before war breaks out between China and the WestCredit: Rex Features

Pierce is back as 007 for Tomorrow Never Dies.

Media mogul Elliot Carver wants his news empire to reach every country in the world, but the Chinese government won’t allow him to broadcast there.

Carver doesn’t take no for an answer and plans to use his media empire to fuel the flames of war between the Western world and China.

The World Is Not Enough (1999)

It’s a race against time for the secret agent.

Bond must race to defuse an international power struggle with the world’s oil supply at stake, with the help of nuclear weapons expert Dr. Christmas Jones.

He must fight Renard, who has a bullet lodged in his brain rendering him unable to feel pain.

Die Another Day (2002)

Bond is captured by North Korean agents.

Once released, he is convinced that someone from his own agency betrayed him.

Bond travels to Cuba, hot on the heels of Zao, the agent who put Bond behind bars.

Meanwhile, he uncovers a scheme concocted by Zao and British millionaire Graves, involving a highly destructive laser.

Casino Royale (2006)

Casino Royale sees Daniel Craig as its first star as a secret agent


Casino Royale sees Daniel Craig as its first star as a secret agentCredit: Alamy

Daniel Craig reprises the role for this film.

Bond travels to Madagascar, where he discovers a connection to Le Cipher, a man who funds terrorist organizations.

Learning that Le Chiffre plans to raise funds in a high-stakes game of poker, MI6 sends Bond to play against him.

Quantum of Solace (2008)

After Vesper Lynd’s death, Bond makes his next mission personal.

The hunt for those who blackmailed his lover leads him to ruthless businessman Dominic Greene, a key player in the organization who coerced Vesper.

Bond learns that Greene is plotting to take full control of a vital natural resource.

Skyfall (2012)

Undercover agents from around the world are exposed and MI6 is attacked, forcing M to relocate the agency.

With MI6 now compromised inside and out, M can only trust Bond, whose previous mission had gone horribly wrong.

Bond follows a lead to Silva, a man from M’s past who wants to settle an old score.

Specter (2015)

Bond travels to Mexico City and Rome.

After infiltrating a secret meeting, 007 discovers the existence of the sinister organization Spectre.

As Bond ventures into the heart of Spectre, he discovers a chilling connection between himself and his enemy.

No Time to Die (2021)

No Time to Die is Daniel’s latest Bond film.

In the film, the secret agent leads a quiet life in Jamaica after leaving active duty.

However, his peace is short-lived as his old friend from the CIA, Felix Leiter, shows up and asks for help.

A mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond on the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

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